Looking for the perfect 1970s wedding dance songs?
You’re in luck. We’ve put together a list of over 200 tracks that are sure to get your guests on the dance floor.
From disco to funk, we’ve got you covered. So get ready to boogie the night away.
200+ Best 1970s Wedding Dance Songs
Rock and Roll
In the 1970s, rock and roll were still famous. This genre of music is perfect for getting people up on their feet and dancing.
Some great rock and roll songs that would be perfect for a wedding dance include:
- “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond.
- “American Woman” by The Guess Who
- “Detroit Rock City” by KISS
- “Dream On” by Aerosmith
- “Hotel California” by The Eagles
- “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
- “Don’t Stop Believin‘” by Journey
- “I Want You to Want Me” by Cheap Trick
- “We Are the Champions” by Queen
- “Boogie Nights” by Heatwave
- “More Than a Woman” by The Bee Gees
- “You Should Be Dancing” by The Bee Gees
- “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water” by Andy Gibb
- “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” by McFadden & Whitehead
- “Best of My Love” by The Emotions
- “Blame It on the Boogie” by The Jacksons
- “Dance With Me” by Orleans
- “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson
- “Endless Love” by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
- “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer
- “I Just Want to Dance with You” by George Harrison
- “Kiss” by Prince
- “Lady Marmalade” by Patti LaBelle
- “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire
- “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers
- “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire
Soul music was also popular in the 1970s. This type of music is perfect for getting people in a party mood.
Some great soul songs that would be perfect for a wedding dance include:
- “I Can’t Get Next to You” by The Temptations,
- “Want You Back” by the Jackson Five
- “Can’t Help Myself (I Love You, I Want You)” by the Four Tops
- “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge
- “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye
- “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin
- “I Say a Little Prayer” by Dionne Warwick
- “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
- “Soul Man” by Sam and Dave
- “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)” by Neil Diamond
- “Think” by Aretha Franklin
Disco music was extremely popular in the 1970s. Some great disco songs that would be perfect for a wedding dance include:
- “Get Down Tonight” by K.C. and The Sunshine band
- “Stayin’ Alive” by The Bee Gees
- “Good Times” by Chic
- “Funkytown” by Lipps.Inc
- “Take a Chance on Make” by ABBA
- “Le Freak” by Chic
- “Y.M.C.A” by Village People
- “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps
- “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer
- “Boogie Oogie Oogie” by A Taste of Honey
- “Dancing Queen” by ABBA
- “I Love the Nightlife (Disco’ Round)” by Alicia Bridges
- “Last Dance” by Donna Summer
Check out these 1970s wedding dance tunes if you’re seeking some country music to get your groove on:
- “Jolene” by Dolly Parton
- “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by Charlie Daniels
- “Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
- “Thank God I’m A Country Boy by John Denver
- “Let Your Love Flow by The Bellamy Brothers
- “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers
- “The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich
- “When Will I Be Loved” by Linda Ronstadt
- “Take This Job and Shove It” by Johnny Paycheck
- “Rhinestone Cowboy” by Glen Cowboy
If you’re looking for a more funky tune to get your groove on, check out these 1970s wedding dance songs:
- “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie
- “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder
- “Got to Give It Up (Part I)” by Marvin Gaye
- “I Want You Back” by Jackson Five
- “(Not Just) Knee Deep” by Funkadelic
- “Pick Up the Pieces” by Average White Band
- “Proud Mary” by Ike & Tina Turner
- “Super Freak (Part I)” by Rick James
- “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” by Michael Jackson
- “Superfly” by Curtis Mayfield
- “Dancing in the Street” by Martha and the Vandellas
- “I Feel Good” by James Brown
- “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding
- “Shake Your Body” by The Jacksons
- “Ain’t Misbehavin’” by Fats Waller
- “All of Me” by Billie Holiday
- “But Not for Me” by Chet Baker
- “Cry Me a River” “The Lady Is a Tramp” by Ella Fitzgerald
- “Midnight Sun” by Coleman Hawkins
- “Round Midnight” by Thelonious Monk
- “Summertime” by George Gershwin
- “Take the “A” Train” by Duke Ellington
- “Cheek to Cheek” by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
- “The Girl from Ipanema” by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Astrud Gilberto
- “I’m in the Mood for Love” by Louis Armstrong
- “It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick, Jr.
- “Misty” by Erroll Garner
- “My Funny Valentine” (instrumental) by Chet Baker
- “Route 66” by Nat King Cole
The 1960s were a time of great change in the world, and the 1970s reflected that in the music scene.
Pop music was at its peak, with artists like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones leading.
Here are some of the best pop songs from the 1970s to get your wedding dance floor moving:
- “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison
- “Brick House” by The Commodores
- “I Think I Love You” by The Partridge Family
- “My Sharona” by The Knack
- “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli
- “The Things We Do For Love” by 10cc
- “Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain & Tennille
- “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis
- “You’re The One That I Want” by John Travolta
- “Dream Weaver” by Gary Wright
- “MacArthur Park” by Richard Harris
- “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” by Elvin Bishop
- “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley
- “Rich Girl” by Daryl Hall & John Oates
- “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam
- “Imagine” by John Lennon
- “Your Mama Don’t Dance” by Loggins and Messina
- “Your Song” by Elton John
- “Hot Child In The City” by Nick Gilder
Parent Wedding Dance Songs From the 1970s (Father-Daughter & Mother-Son)
There are so many great father-daughter and mother-son dance songs from the 1970s. It was hard to narrow it down to just a few.
Here are some of our favorites:
- “Thank You for Being a Friend” by Andrew Gold
- “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle
- “A Song for My Daughter” by Ray Stevens
- “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
- “How Sweet It Is ” by James Taylor
- “Daddy’s Little Girl” by Al Martino
- “My Girl” by The Temptations
- “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
- “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole
- “I’ll Always Love My Mama” by The Intruders
- “I’ll Be There” by Jackson 5
Slow Dance Music From The 1970s For Weddings & Couples
The 1970s were all about love songs when it comes to wedding music. Here are some of the best slow dance songs from that decade:
- “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
- “Sailing” by Christopher Cross
- “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John
- “How Deep Is Your Love” by the Bee Gees
- “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
- “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Frank Sinatra
- “My Funny Valentine” by Frank Sinatra
- “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
- “I’m Yours” by Elvis Presley
- “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” by Barry White
- “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers
- “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli
- “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
- “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” by Charlie Rich
- “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
- “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
- “You Are So Beautiful (To Me)” by Joe Cocker
- “Higher and Higher” by Rita Coolidge
- “I Just Called to Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder
- “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles
- “Something” by the Beatles
- “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison
Here are a few more 1970s wedding dance songs to keep you dancing all night long:
- “Whipping Post” by The Allman Brothers Band
- “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry.
- “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- “Mama Tried” by Merle Haggard
- “Stand by Your Man” by Tammy Wynette
- “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton
- “The Wanderer” by Dion
- “Band of Gold” by Freda Payne
- “Some Kind of Wonderful” by Grand Funk
- “Love Machine” by The Miracles
- “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum
- “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Stevie Wonder
- “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” by The Band
- “Woodstock” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
- “All Right Now” by Free
- “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen
- Angel in Your Arms” by Hot
- “I Can See for Miles” by The Who
- “Let It Be” by The Beatles
- “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
- “(I’m A) Road Runner” by Jr. Walker & the All-Stars
- “The Joker” by Steve Miller Band
- “Rock and Roll All Night” by Kiss
- ” Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf
- “Kiss and Say Goodbye” by The Manhattans
- “We’re an American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad
- “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen
- “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
- “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel
- “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult
- “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin
- “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac
- “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
- “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas
- “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas
- “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath
- “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple
- “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith
- “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith & Run-D.M.C.
- “You Really Got Me” by Van Halen
- “Aqualung” by Jethro Tull
- “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang
- “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang
- “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
- “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge
- “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston
- “The Breaks” by Kurtis Blow
- “Buffalo Gals” by Malcolm McLaren
- “Rapper’s Reprise (Jam-Jam)” by The Sugarhill Gang
- “Cross the Track (We Better Go Back)” by Maceo and The Macks
- “Do the Funky Chicken” by Rufus Thomas
- “(Everybody) Get Up and Boogie” by Silver Convention
- “Disco Lady” by Johnnie Taylor
- “Boogie Shoes” by K.C. and The Sunshine Band
- “You Should Be Dancing” by Bee Gees
- “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love” by Barry White
- “I’m Your Boogie Man” by K.C.
- “Shake Your Groove Thing” by Peaches
- “Bad Boys” by Wham.
- “I’m So Excited” by The Pointer Sisters
- “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson
- “Beat It” by Michael Jackson
- “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
- “Upside Down” by Diana Ross
- “I Love the Nightlife (Disco Round)” by Alicia Bridges
Types of Dances Popular in the 1970s
The 1970s were a decade of change, reflected in the types of popular dances at the time. Here are a few of the most popular 1970s dances that you can dance at your wedding too.
- The Hustle
This was a fast-paced disco dance that originated in New York City. It became extremely popular in the 1970s and is still popular today.
- The Electric Slide
This line dance was created in the late 1970s and is still popular today.
- The Cha-Cha
This dance was originally from Cuba, but it became trendy in the 1970s in the United States.
- The Tango
This elegant dance originated in Argentina, and it became popular in the 1970s thanks to movies like The Godfather.
- The Macarena
This dance became a global phenomenon in the 1990s, but it originated in the 1970s in Spain.
Tips for Dancing to a 1970s Wedding Dance Song
If you’re planning on dancing to a 1970s wedding dance song, here are some tips to help you get started:
- Start by warming up your body. This will help you stay loose and move more quickly to the song’s beat.
- Make sure you know the basic steps of the dance. This will help you keep up with the music and look more natural on the dance floor.
- Listen to the song a few times before you start dancing. This will help you get a feel for the rhythm of the music and make it easier to follow along.
- Dance with confidence. The more confident you look, the more fun you’ll have dancing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Most Popular First Dance Music for Weddings?
The Righteous Brothers’ most popular wedding first dance song is “Unchained Melody.”
This classic love tune has been played at many weddings over the years and will likely continue to be requested through history’s pages.
What Song Is Always Played at Weddings?
The bridal chorus from Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” often serves as the traditional choice for weddings.
This piece of classical music will be played on an organ during processions, and it has even been renamed Here Comes The Bride.
Whether you’re looking for a classic tune or something with a little more soul, these songs are sure to please. So get out there and start dancing.
Your wedding day is sure to be a blast with these groovy tunes!